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Post by Germangirl » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:52 pm

I thought this really deserves an own appreciation thread. This has never been done before - EVER!
Even though its just a tweet, it is pretty much, what I thought it might be and surely more news on the accurate figures will come tomorrow after the second gypsy show tonight. Maybe - for once, Daniel will take some of the credit for that and will be there together with Hugh.

JoseSPiano THANK YOU, HUGH & DANIEL!!! RT @lane1008: A Steady Rain raised more than $1.5 million for Broadway Cares - a record for @bcefa. Amazing!

There are many more tweets now
http://twitter.com/#search?q=A%20Steady%20Rain
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The top notch acting in the Weisz/Craig/Spall 'Betrayal' is emotionally true, often v funny and its beautifully staged with filmic qualities..

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Post by cornell01 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:54 pm

What is the "gypsy" show, please?

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Post by Germangirl » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:57 pm

cornell01 wrote:What is the "gypsy" show, please?
http://www.broadwaycares.org/Page.aspx?pid=195
and this Gypsy of the Year celebrates the last 6 weeks of fund raising and is honouring the most successful shows. :D
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Post by cornell01 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:09 pm

Does the Gypsy of the Year show showcase only musicals? Is it actually possible there may be a skit about the tank top auctions?

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Post by Germangirl » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:11 pm

cornell01 wrote:Does the Gypsy of the Year show showcase only musicals? Is it actually possible there may be a skit about the tank top auctions?
I would think, everything is possible...Elisa, our very own reporter on evrything DC, is there and will be able to tell us tomorrow.
The top notch acting in the Weisz/Craig/Spall 'Betrayal' is emotionally true, often v funny and its beautifully staged with filmic qualities..

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Post by cornell01 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:12 pm

OMG! Can't wait to hear from her! Wonder if he has really already shaved off the mustache.

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Post by Germangirl » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:15 pm

cornell01 wrote:OMG! Can't wait to hear from her! Wonder if he has really already shaved off the mustache.
Be calm about that - he has - the minute the last show was over, it was gone and he stage doored the last time without it already. :lol:
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Post by Penelope » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:17 pm

$1,549,952

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This year's judges were introduced by A Steady Rain stars Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman.
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Post by cornell01 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:18 pm

Gone?! Even before he left the theater? He must have really been tired of it. Or SM was. There's video footage of the stage-door exit? Have to go look for it. Missed it somehow.

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Post by Penelope » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:26 pm

This one has a picture so you can enjoy the stachless view: Theatremania

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Post by trueblue » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:50 pm

The 1st stacheless pic!Yay!Thanks,Penelope! :D He looks good! :wink:
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Post by Penelope » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:58 pm

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Post by trueblue » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:59 pm

Steady Rain Smashes Fundraising Record

Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig made a unique place for themselves in the history of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraising Dec. 8, when it was announced that they had raised $1,549,953 in the 21st annual Gypsy of the Year competition in six weeks of curtain appeals at their hit Broadway drama, A Steady Rain.

The figure is not only the most ever collected by a single show in the history of BC/EFA fundraisers, but totaled more than was raised in entire Broadway-wide Gypsy of the Year events in any of its first nine years.

To a standing ovation, Jackman thanked "all [the people] we bullied, cajoled and slept with" to collect the money.

The Steady Rain bonanza boosted the 2009 Gypsy of the Year total to a record $4,630,695, far outdistancing the previous record of $3,927,000 set in pre-Recession 2007. This year's event was held Dec. 7 and 8 at the Palace Theatre, and was hosted by Julie White and Seth Rudetsky.

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/13 ... ing_Record


Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig Are Fundraising Champs

Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig are film stars, acclaimed stage actors and, now, the top fundraising team in the history of the annual Gypsy of the Year competition.

The duo, who co-starred in the recent Broadway hit A Steady Rain, were presented with the All-Time Top Fundraising Award at the Dec. 8 Gypsy competition, held this year at the Palace Theatre. In fact, Jackman and Craig raised a whopping $1,549,952 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (The 21st annual competition brought in an all-time record total of $4,630,695.)

Just how did the dynamic duo manage this feat? What follows are just a few of their fundraising methods:

# Autographed posters for $300 apiece; signed Playbills for $60 each.

# Jackman and Craig's T-shirts, which were worn during the show, fetched anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000 nightly.

# Backstage photographs with any audience member willing to make a $2,000 donation to BC/EFA. There were as many as ten people a night posing with the stars.

# Bucket collections in the lobby of the theatre.

The all-time high for one performance, it should be noted, was $64,850. At that Dec. 3 performance, three autographed t-shirts sold for $12,000 each.

Helping Jackman and Craig raise this extraordinary amount were stage managers Michael Passaro and Pat Sosnow as well as the crew, dressers, security, front-of-house personnel and stage door men.

In a statement Tom Viola, executive director of BC/EFA, said, "Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig are extraordinary men. Their goodwill and outstanding generosity of time and energy will be the stuff of legend."

A Steady Rain marked the Broadway debut of Craig, known as the latest James Bond in the famed film series. In London he has worked with the Royal National Theatre (Angels in America), the Peter Hall Company at the Old Vic (Hurlyburly), and he was nominated for a 2002 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for his performance in A Number at the Royal Court Theatre. His film credits include "Defiance," "Quantum of Solace," "Flashbacks of a Fool," "The Golden Compass," "The Invasion," "Casino Royale," "Infamous" and "Renaissance," among others.

Jackman, who was recently seen on screen in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," earned a Tony Award for his work in the Broadway musical The Boy From Oz. He is also known for his film roles in the "X-Men" trilogy, "Someone Like You," "Swordfish," "Kate and Leopold," "Van Helsing" and the recent "The Fountain" and "Happy Feet" (in voice). His stage credits also include Trevor Nunn's staging of Oklahoma! at Britain's National Theatre and award-winning work in productions of Sunset Boulevard and Beauty and the Beast in his homeland.

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BC/EFA is the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, BC/EFA raises funds for AIDS-related causes and other critical illnesses across the United States. Since its founding in 1988, BC/EFA has raised over $170 million dollars for critically needed services for people with AIDS and other serious illnesses. BC/EFA is the major supporter of seven programs at The Actors Fund – including The AIDS Initiative, The Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative, The Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic, The Dancers' Resource and three supportive housing residences.

BC/EFA also awards annual grants to over 400 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide. For more information visit www.BroadwayCares.org.

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/13 ... ing_Champs
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Post by Germangirl » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:59 am

BC/EFA Gypsy Of The Year Sets Records
Posted on December 8, 2009 by bbbblogger
21ST ANNIVERSARY
GYPSY OF THE YEAR COMPETITION
SETS ALL TIME RECORD $4,630,695
A STEADY RAIN SHATTERS ALL TIME TOP FUNDRAISER
In addition, A Steady Rain starring Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman raised the most money of any show in the history of GYPSY OF THE YEAR by collecting $1,549,952. The previous all time fundraising record holder was in 2003 when The Boy From Oz starring Jackman raised $632,998.
http://bbbblogger.wordpress.com/2009/12 ... s-records/

Chicago Wins Gypsy of the Year; Steady Rain Smashes Fundraising Record
By Robert Viagas
08 Dec 2009
Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig made a unique place for themselves in the history of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraising Dec. 8, when it was announced that they had raised $1,549,953 in the 21st annual Gypsy of the Year competition in six weeks of curtain appeals at their hit Broadway drama, A Steady Rain.

The figure is not only the most ever collected by a single show in the history of BC/EFA fundraisers, but totaled more than was raised in entire Broadway-wide Gypsy of the Year events in any of its first nine years.

To a standing ovation, Jackman thanked "all [the people] we bullied, cajoled and slept with" to collect the money.

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/13 ... ing-Record

From ALL THAT CHAT


Jackman and Craig were given a special award for their astonishing contribution.

Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig were charming, and since they helped raise almost 1/3 of the total, it was pretty amazing.

That ought to get them a Special Tony Award even if they are not nominated.

* Bravo to Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig for turning ''A Steady Rain'' into a steady windfall for BC/EFA.

Fantastic that they realized what they could do with this fund drive, and commited fully to it. These dollars mean a huge amount this year, as funding cuts have been so devastating from most other sources, no matter how vital the services. I appreciate all involved in efforts made to raise money for BC/EFA.
The top notch acting in the Weisz/Craig/Spall 'Betrayal' is emotionally true, often v funny and its beautifully staged with filmic qualities..

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